Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Losing one's ethnicity is a tragedy

Illinois’ Army National Guard has a new operations director and she’s a double-first – a woman and a Latina. Yet Alicia Tate-Nadeau has little sense of her own Mexican ethnic background; the sea of assimilation has washed much of it away.

For a more thorough commentary about this issue, you should read The South Chicagoan, a newly created weblog that is a sister publication to The Chicago Argus.

Named for the neighborhood that contains the oldest Spanish-speaking enclave in Chicago (and one of the oldest in the Midwestern United States), the weblog will serve as a forum for a national perspective of issues related to this country’s growing Latino population.

The weblog can be found at


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